Where to get quality game bird netting to chicken run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gabbyscritters, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. gabbyscritters

    gabbyscritters Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    fredonia, wi
    I am going round and round with hubby on our large chicken runs that we planning.
    We know we will be covering the whole area, hubby still would like to use flight netting. Not the whimpy cheap stuff but heavy duty game bird avairy netting, high density polyethylene knotted netting.
    We need it for extreme snow and ice conditions, unfortunatly it will be expensive but hopefully will last, if we can afford it.

    I see so many places online, i am getting confused.
    Where did you get yours from and who has best price for quality?

  2. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Songster

    Jan 16, 2010
    I have only delt with Farmtek (I think that the way it is spelled) and could not be happier. I don't know if this link will work or not. Wish I had gone with something like this, my roof, while it IS pred-proof, or at least very resistant, is a mish mash.

    I got shade cloth from them, but I ordered the Sunday July 3rd and had it in my hands friday.

    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    I haven't settled on a place to buy my game bird netting (flight netting). Prices are all over the board and they don't give enough information to know which is best. I'll pay more for a sturdy net that is UV protected. But I can't decipher the ads.

    I want sturdy net with holes small enough to keep out the food stealing tweetie birds. That's even harder to find. 2 inch netting isn't going to do it.

    Also, you will find a lot more variety if you google "orchard netting" and "vineyard netting".

    Last year I found some extra sturdy deer netting that would have been perfect, but when I went back to buy it all up, they were sold out and haven't gotten any more since.

    Another thing I have considered is a low percentage shade cloth. I've got some light weight green plastic poultry netting that would work well, but it only seems to come in 25 ft rolls.

    if you have climbing predators, it has to be very sturdy flight net.
  4. fatsu

    fatsu Songster

    Jul 3, 2010
    We ended up going with this 3/4 inch flight pens. it wasn't cheap but will not rot from UV or from water damage. I still covered the side with Hexagonal wire mesh to keep predators out. I've used the cheaper flight netting before and they do well for about a year and then seem to fall apart all at once. This is our 3rd year with the 3/4inch netting and its still holding strong.

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